The Latest: Man arrested on suspicion of shooting sister, 13

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a man wanted on suspicion of shooting his 13-year-old sister (all times local):

9:40 p.m.

A Southern California man suspected of shooting to death his 13-year-old sister has been arrested.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says 18-year-old Eddie Alvirez turned himself in at about 2 p.m. Wednesday. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney.

An arrest warrant was issued for Alvirez after his sister was killed Tuesday evening in her bedroom in the desert city of Lancaster.

Deputies say Alvirez shared the bedroom with the victim and another sister and had a handgun. It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the shooting.

A family member tells KCBS-TV that she believes it was an accident.


6:30 a.m.

Authorities say a teenage girl was shot and killed in her Southern California home and deputies are searching for her 18-year-old brother, who they say is a suspect.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the shooting happened Tuesday evening at the residence in the desert city of Lancaster.

The victim was rushed to a hospital, where she died.

Sheriff’s officials say her brother, Eddie Alvirez, fled with the gun. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, gray or black shorts and Jordan sneakers.

It was not immediately clear what led up to the shooting. Officials say the girl shared a bedroom with Alvirez and another sister.

Authorities didn’t identify the girl or provide her exact age.

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